Preventing Looting: What Curators and All Museum Staff Can Do

Program:  June 29, 2016

We are honored to host our inaugural event in NYC at The Frick
Collection on the topic of Preventing Looting: What Curators and All
Museum Staff Can Do, which is presented by AAMC Foundation & the US
committee of the International Council of Museums (ICOMUS).

This June will be the first of the Association of Art Museum Curator
Foundation’s regional programming, In-Conversation series, which
collaborates with AAMC leadership, and prominent voices within local
communities for dialogues on pressing issues within the curatorial
profession, museum network, and broader visual arts world. Through
hosting regional programming AAMC & AAMC Foundation will further our
initiatives of advocacy and diversity, connect members in regional
areas, and support our overall mission.

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The Museum of the City of New York

Upcoming public program series, Digging the Moment, about archaeology in New York. There will be three events in the series, included below:

  • Reports from the Field on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 pm – Join us for an exploration of archaeological discoveries in New York’s boroughs. The discussion will cover a wide range of “unearthed” topics, including evidence of a Jack the Ripper suspect, archaeology in a fourth grade classroom, and an archaeological survey of an abandoned homeless encampment at Pelham Bay Park.
  • The Hidden History of City Hall Park Walking Tour on Sunday, May 22 at 1 pm – Archaeologist Alyssa Loorya leads a walking tour to reveal the hidden history of City Hall Park and shares insights related to her work excavating beneath Manhattan’s bustling streets.
  • Unearthing New York City’s African American History on Wednesday, June 8 at 6:30 pm – Archaeologists, historians, and public officials discuss excavations focused on the city’s African American ancestors, as well as present-day efforts to bring their untold stories to the public.

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